Carl Lineberger, the E.U. Condon Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder, has been elected to serve on the National Science Board’s (NSB) executive committee.
Lineberger’s work is primarily experimental, using a wide variety of laser-based techniques to study structure and reactivity of gas phase ions. Lineberger has published 250 papers in major scientific journals, and his graduate students and postdoctoral associates hold major research-related positions throughout the world. He was appointed to the Board in 2011, and currently serves on the National Research Council (NRC) Report Review Committee. He has previously chaired the NSF Advisory Committees on Mathematical and Physical Sciences and on the Science and Technology Centers. He recently completed service on the NAS Council, the NAS/NRC Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy, the NRC Governing Board, and the DOE Committee on New Science for a Secure and Sustainable Energy Future. Lineberger received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
The NSB is made up of 25 members appointed by the president and confirmed by the senate. The National Science Foundation director is an ex officio member. Members serve six-year terms.